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Elon Musk teases 'awesome' Neuralink update

By T.K. Randall
February 10, 2020 · Comment icon 7 comments



Could Neuralink be a glimpse of things to come ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Glogger / Chris Aimone
The billionnaire tech magnate is working on developing a revolutionary new type of brain-computer interface.
Designed to enable man and machine to work together, Neuralink has been described by Musk as an answer to the existential threat of an artificial intelligence surpassing our own capabilities.

Not a great deal is actually known about the technology, how it will work or what it will be able to do, other than that it will enable a human to control a machine using only their brain.

Previously it was revealed that Neuralink had developed very thin 'threads' that can be injected into the brain to detect neural activity - a system that uses up to 1,000 times more electrodes to interface with the brain than the current FDA-approved interfaces used in medical research.
Now Musk has teased a significantly improved version of this technology that will be making an appearance later on this year. While he has revealed little in the way of specific details, the last major reveal was in July 2019, so perhaps we will hear more about it this summer.

In a Tweet about the project's progress, Musk described the new version as "awesome".

"Wait until you see the next version vs what was presented last year," he wrote.

It will certainly be interesting to see what he and his team have come up with.

Source: 9news.com.au | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by and then 3 years ago
I think I'll wait for Beta testing to finish 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Dumbledore the Awesome 3 years ago
Brains connected to the Internet. Now that's a novel concept. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Guyver 3 years ago
This post has actually made me afraid.....very afraid, and I can’t un-read it!  Aaaaaaaaaaggggggghhhhhh!!!!!!! Its like the world is becoming a Sci-Fi movie.
Comment icon #4 Posted by and then 3 years ago
I know the feeling.  I used to think about the marvels of technology when I worked as an MRI technologist.  Imagining the reaction of people only 100 years or less into the past with our current tech and I realized it would be frightening.  Showing them pictures of the INSIDE of a body... not just bones, but tissues, in detail, would have made them think it was magic.  Hell, they might even have wanted to run you out of town or worse  I can't even imagine what tech will be like if our species survives another century.  FWIW, I don't believe there will ever be a true melding of the human soul w... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jujo-jo 3 years ago
It would be awsome if we could use this somehow in the medical field somehow, like to relief sever back pain and some how use it reverse dementia and M.S. and autism, etc.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Orphalesion 3 years ago
That's what I've been thinking ever since they started experiments with this. I think there's considerable potential for this in the mental health field. Imagine if a psychotherapist *really* could look at the trauma a patient is experiencing, or the possibility of altering/overriding harmful mental processes. Of course there's always a anger of it being misused, but I think the potential for good far outweighs the potential dangers.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
So if we make our brain connected, will they be hacked ?


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